The Latest From LIFT

Here at LIFT Orlando, we’re excited and optimistic about tomorrow – excited for the Communities of West Lakes and future generations to come. As an advocate of LIFT Orlando, you too share our passion for change and together we’re making tremendous strides.

Below please find a brief fall update and the latest from LIFT.  

Are you new to LIFT, or interested in learning more about what we’re doing?  Keep scrolling to read more.  Or reach out.  Together, let’s lift Orlando.

Community Engagement

One of LIFT Orlando’s signature engagement programs, MVP Families was created in partnership with the residents of West Lakes and Florida Citrus Sports to encourage family interaction and support. The program officially kicked off in September with an event that welcomed over 95 local residents. Learn More.

Advocate Feature – PNC Foundation

Without partnerships, the amazing work underway simply would not be possible. PNC and the PNC Foundation recently joined together with LIFT Orlando to specifically support the MVP Families program. 

“We consider our support of Lift Orlando a strategic investment that helps broaden opportunities for social and economic mobility for everyone in Central Florida,” said Chad Loar, PNC Bank regional president of Florida West speaking on behalf PNC Bank and the foundation. “By supporting their holistic approach to revitalizing our region, PNC is helping to cultivate a thriving business community by emphasizing the importance of developing healthy communities, strengthening educational success, and building a strong workforce for the next generation of business leaders.”

PNC has a long history of strengthening and enriching the lives of neighbors in its communities. For decades, PNC has provided resources to seed ideas, foster development initiatives and encourage leadership in nonprofit organizations where imagination and determination are at work enhancing people's lives every day. 

We thank the PNC Foundation for their support. Without these partnerships, our work wouldn’t be possible. 


We continue to share our story with the greater community, and we’re humbled by the support of time, talents and gifts which individuals and organizations alike are sharing to support our vision.

Thank you to each of LIFT Orlando’s most recent donors and advocates!

All Aspects Dental Laboratory

BAGS, Inc.

Scott Boyd

Matthew Brenner

Mark Carbone

Celebration Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute

City of Orlando

Tamara Clancy

CNL Financial Group

Kyle Dawes

Dr. Phillips Charities

Walt Disney World

Duarte Ixcehll

Florida Blue

Florida Citrus Sports

Florida Housing Finance

Florida Hospital

Erin Gray

Holly Henson

Sandy Hostetter

Andrew Hyltin

Donna Ivin Bass

Megan Knapcik

John Kuykendall

Law Office of Isabelle E. Freeman, P.A.

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Sherry Magee

Maven Creative

Harold Mills

National Christian Foundation

Orange County Housing Authority

Orlando Health

Kesha Phyfer

PNC Foundation

Dave Porter

Terry Prather

Scott and Shelby Marberry

Steven Schackelford

Peter Schaeffer

Lisa Schultz

Joel Scwalbe

Jeffrey Shafer

Sy Saliba

Jayne & Tom Sittema

Talking Head Studio

Lisa Thornton

Michael Tetrick

Valley National Bank


Wells Fargo Foundation

Jennifer & Bill Dymond

Zero Chaos

Interested in supporting LIFT Orlando?  Learn more.


Did you know?

- Working with the Polis Institute, we’ve engaged residents in every step of our process

- We conducted the largest-privately funded community survey ever done locally, reaching 1,500 adults

- We’ve employed residents to support the survey and lead corresponding programs

- The West Lakes Council was created to help guide LIFT’s work and the community revitalization


Do you shop on Amazon?

Did you know when you shop through Amazon you can support LIFT Orlando? Shop on Amazon’s charity site, Amazon Smile, and Amazon will give .05% of every purchase you make to support LIFT Orlando.

Just select LIFT as the charity of your choice. You’ll see all the same deals and all the same prices, but you’ll be supporting LIFT Orlando with every purchase.


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